Discover October 2012

Discover October 2012

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The State of the World: 2062
by Linda Marsa
What will the world be like in 50 years? We explore the trends of that vibrant and worrisome time.

The Recipe For Immortality
by Ed Regis, George Church
An expert in synthetic biology explains how people could soon live for centuries.


A Love Supreme

by Kathleen Ann Goonan
New Fiction: In tomorrow's America, elites cheat death while middle class people confront a harsher reality.

How the Woman/Man Ratio Affects Sex, Facial Hair, and Politics
by Robert Epstein
In the 1970s, a Harvard psychologist proposed that the ratio of men to women shapes culture and politics. Her theory predicts U.S. social trends for the next 25 years.

Brutal Truths About 
the Aging Brain
by Robert Epstein
A graying world will have more of the experience that comes with age. It will also be slower, fuzzier, more forgetful, and just a bit hard of hearing.


100,000 Years of Dramatic Population Changes
by Michael Balter
An ever-rising population has driven cultural advancement for millennia. What will happen when global numbers drop for the first time in modern history? The past offers clues.

The Crack Team That Removes & Preserves People's Brains Just Hours After They Die
by Jeff Wheelwright
An Arizona retirement community helps create the world’s greatest brain bank. 


The Gray Tsunami
by Jeff Wheelwright
The world faces a wave of aging, and with it wrenching social and economic changes. An Arizona retirement community hints at things to come.

Geoffrey West Finds the Physical Laws Embedded in Human Cities
by Veronique Greenwood
Like the body plans and circulatory systems of animals, our developments scale in predictable ways.



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